Dr. Miller's research and teaching focus on the governance challenges posed by global environmental change, and other policy issues of global scope and significance. He has written extensively on the role of knowledge and expertise in global environmental governance, and his current work expands this research beyond the environment to other domains of human security and insecurity. As part of the ASU LightWorks leadership team, he coordinates social science, humanities, and policy research on energy transitions, seeking to understand the social dynamics and societal implications of large-scale changes in energy systems. His interests include science and technology policy, the democratic governance of science and technology, and models of knowledge, reason, and rationality, especially as they intersect with democratic theory and environmental policy. Dr. Miller teaches courses on science and democracy, knowledge and decisionmaking, international governance, science and technology studies, and the human and social dimensions of science and technology.
- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
- Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- PhD, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1996
- BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1990
Munoz-Erickson, T. A., C. A. Miller and T. R. Miller. 2017. How Cities Think: Knowledge Co-Production for Urban Sustainability and Resilience. Forests 8(6):203. DOI: 10.3390/f8060203. (link )
Miller, C. A., C. Altamirano-Allende, N. Johnson and M. Agyemang. 2015. The social value of mid-scale energy in Africa: Redefining value and redesigning energy to reduce poverty. Energy Research & Social Science 5(January):67-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2014.12.013. (link )
Miller, C. A., J. O'Leary, E. Graffy, E. B. Stechel and G. Dirks. 2015. Narrative futures and the governance of energy transitions. Futures 70(June):65-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.12.001. (link )
Miller, C. A., J. Richter and J. O'Leary. 2015. Socio-energy systems design: A policy framework for energy transitions. Energy Research & Social Science 6(March):29-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2014.11.004. (link )
Beck, S. 2014. Towards a reflexive turn in the governance of global environmental expertise: The cases of the IPCC and IPBES. Gaia 23(2):80-87. (link )
Miller, C. A. and J. Richter. 2014. Social planning for energy transitions. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports 1(3):77-84. DOI: 10.1007/s40518-014-0010-9. (link )
Miller, C. A. 2013. Preparing communities for resilience to climate risks. The IDEAS Quarterly Report 15:5-8.
Miller, C. A., A. Iles and C. F. Jones. 2013. The social dimensions of energy transitions. Science as Culture 22(2):135-148. DOI: 10.1080/09505431.2013.786989. (link )
Miller, C. A. and I. Bennett. 2008. Thinking longer term about technology: Is there value in science fiction-inspired approaches to constructing futures?. Science and Public Policy 35(8):597-606. DOI: 10.3152/030234208X370666. (link )
Miller, C. A. and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2018. The Rightful Place of Science: Designing Knowledge. Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes. Tempe, AZ. ISBN: 0999587730. (link )
Hilgartner, S., C. A. Miller and R. Hagendijk eds. 2015. Science and Democracy: Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond. Routledge. London.
Miller, C. A. 2015. Knowledge and democracy: The epistemics of self-governance. Pp. 198-219 In: Hilgartner, S., C. A. Miller and R. Hagendijk eds., Science and Democracy: Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond. Routledge.
Selkirk, K., C. Gim, E. Friedman, P. Pajouhesh, R. J. Hobbins, E. B. Kennedy, M. Feagan, M. Matsler, A. L. Brawley-Chesworth, M. M. Hinrich, C. A. Miller, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2017. Knowledge systems analysis and innovation for urban resilience. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.
Miller, C. A. 2014. Designing tomorrow's socio-energy systems. Presentation at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
Miller, C. A. 2014. Designing transitions in energy systems: The human dimensions. Presentation at the New Tools for Science Policy Seminar, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Washington, DC.
Miller, C. A. 2013. Communicating science to the public. Presentation at the HIGRADE Lecture, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Studies, May 2013 , Leipzig, Germany.
Miller, C. A. 2013. Knowledge systems analysis: Knowing how knowledge gets made. Presentation at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Studies, June 2013, Leipzig, Germany.
Miller, C. A. 2013. Knowledge, policy & politics. Presentation at the HIGRADE Lecture, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Studies, May 2013 , Leipzig, Germany.
Miller, C. A. 2014. The ethics of energy transition. Pp. 1-5 Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology. IEEE Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology. Chicago, Illinois. (link )